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This pilot flew Spitfire fighter aircraft for the RCAF / RAF (60% of all RCAF personnel served in RAF units at some point) in WWII, this record has come from the database of Mr. Halliday, a Canadian military historian.
This Pilot's entry: cause of death was kia, burial location El Alamein Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) may have more information on family.
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CARSWELL, JAMES RICHARD (J/7453) RCAF; age: 24
He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JF482 of No 145 Sqn, which he abandoned after being hit during combat with Fw 190s but did not survive. He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial